Caitlin Clow

Spring street sweeping has begun in Vernon. (Submitted)

Sweeping streets sure sign spring has sprung in Vernon

Motorists urged to watch for signage, stay alert around crews

Spring street sweeping has begun in Vernon. (Submitted)
Vernon Fire Rescue Services are responding to reports of a kitchen fire at a multi-family home on 24th Avenue Friday, March 12, 2021. (Brendan Shykora - Vernon Morning Star)

BREAKING: Kitchen fire knocked down in Vernon

BC Ambulance also requested at 24th Avenue home

Vernon Fire Rescue Services are responding to reports of a kitchen fire at a multi-family home on 24th Avenue Friday, March 12, 2021. (Brendan Shykora - Vernon Morning Star)
Some Vernon RCMP officers are in isolation following an exposure event. (Morning Star file photo)

Vernon Mounties in isolation after COVID-19 exposure

Immediate precautions were taken after officers identified in exposure event

Some Vernon RCMP officers are in isolation following an exposure event. (Morning Star file photo)
54-year-old Carl Jourdain of Vernon was last seen Feb. 16, 2021. Vernon North Okanagan RCMP asked the public for tips March 12. (RCMP)

Missing Vernon man last seen nearly a month ago

RCMP concerned for the well-being of missing man

54-year-old Carl Jourdain of Vernon was last seen Feb. 16, 2021. Vernon North Okanagan RCMP asked the public for tips March 12. (RCMP)
Tiana Trinidad is seeking the rightful owner of this ring discovered at a local restaurant some time four months ago. (Contributed)

Did you lose this ring at a Vernon restaurant?

Local looking to return found ring to rightful owner

Tiana Trinidad is seeking the rightful owner of this ring discovered at a local restaurant some time four months ago. (Contributed)
Reba is an 11-year-old purebred Himalayan from Vernon vying for the title of America’s Favorite Pet. (Elaine Gross - Contributed)

Final push for Vernon cat in U.S. pet contest

Reba, the purebred Himalayan, is hoping she can count on your vote to win top prize

Reba is an 11-year-old purebred Himalayan from Vernon vying for the title of America’s Favorite Pet. (Elaine Gross - Contributed)
Trinity Wilcott, a Grade 11 student, penned a poem for Parkwood Retirement Resort amid the COVID-19 pandemic. (Contributed)

Vernon student pens poem for seniors

Parkwood Retirement Resort employee, Grade 11 student brings joy through poetry

Trinity Wilcott, a Grade 11 student, penned a poem for Parkwood Retirement Resort amid the COVID-19 pandemic. (Contributed)
An Armstrong store owner alerted RCMP after a man used a fake $10 bill March 9, 2021. (Nicole Ramsey - Contributed)

Phoney $10 used in Armstrong shop a reminder to check cash

Bill emblazoned with Chinese characters stating its for training purposes

An Armstrong store owner alerted RCMP after a man used a fake $10 bill March 9, 2021. (Nicole Ramsey - Contributed)
A letter to City of Armstrong council calls for more action to slow traffic in school zones after a child was clipped in a crosswalk in late January 2021. (Brendan Shykora - Vernon Morning Star)

‘This is serious’: Armstrong mayor on near-misses in crosswalks

City to consider extra safety measures for problematic intersections

A letter to City of Armstrong council calls for more action to slow traffic in school zones after a child was clipped in a crosswalk in late January 2021. (Brendan Shykora - Vernon Morning Star)
RCMP. (Phil McLachlan/Capital News)

Enderby man dies in crash off Salmon River Road

Vehicle travels off road, through field and flips before coming to a rest at the bottom of an embankment

RCMP. (Phil McLachlan/Capital News)
This is the second year (2021) the heavy metal music festival had to be cancelled. (Morning Star file photo)

Plug pulled on Armstrong MetalFest once more

COVID-19 silences heavy metal music festival that draws hundreds to region for a second year

This is the second year (2021) the heavy metal music festival had to be cancelled. (Morning Star file photo)
Fentanyl. (Courtesy photo)

Vernon council defeats motion to up ante against overdose crisis

Coun. Kelly Fehr’s motion urged Ottawa to declare crisis a national public health emergency

Fentanyl. (Courtesy photo)
Beaver activity was reported by City of Vernon staff in Vernon Creek near the Marshall Field Dog Park. (Courtesy Photo - Frank Zmuda)

Busy beavers in Vernon Creek threaten infrastructure

Throughout freshet season, city staff do daily checks at more than 50 locations

Beaver activity was reported by City of Vernon staff in Vernon Creek near the Marshall Field Dog Park. (Courtesy Photo - Frank Zmuda)
Vernon-Monashee NDP MLA Harwinder Sandhu. (Contributed)

Vernon MLA marks International Women’s Day with first in-person legislature appearance

Harwinder Sandhu to speak in local panel hosted by CFUW later tonight

Vernon-Monashee NDP MLA Harwinder Sandhu. (Contributed)
Transition house program manager Melrose Tomlinson, from left, Archway Society co-executive director Sherry Demetrick, Men’s Shed club members John Halper, David Friesen, Harry Knopf and Sam Lachman collaborated on building a gazebo structure for the women rising in the home to use during their time outdoors. (Caitlin Clow - Vernon Morning Star file)

Vernon men’s mental health club gains independence

Before becoming its own society, Men’s Shed was under the wings of the CMHA

Transition house program manager Melrose Tomlinson, from left, Archway Society co-executive director Sherry Demetrick, Men’s Shed club members John Halper, David Friesen, Harry Knopf and Sam Lachman collaborated on building a gazebo structure for the women rising in the home to use during their time outdoors. (Caitlin Clow - Vernon Morning Star file)
Ogopogo statue at Paul’s Tomb in Kelowna. (Colintube1 - YouTube)

‘Ogopogo’ to make comeback in children’s book after Vernon greenlights use

The City of Vernon has held famed lake monster’s copyright for past 65 years

Ogopogo statue at Paul’s Tomb in Kelowna. (Colintube1 - YouTube)
Okanagan College, Vernon campus. (Brendan Shykora - Vernon Morning Star)

Student housing coming to Vernon, Salmon Arm

Province announces $66M for new student beds for Okanagan College campuses

Okanagan College, Vernon campus. (Brendan Shykora - Vernon Morning Star)
The Greater Vernon Chamber of Commerce’s general manager Dan Proulx, left, hosted a virtual Official Opposition town hall meeting with Shadow Cabinet Minister Small Business Pat Kelly, right, and North Okanagan-Shuswap MP Mel Arnold March 3, 2021. (Screenshot)

Tourism key to business recovery in North Okanagan-Shuswap: MP

Easing travel restrictions, limiting taxation and debt management critical to COVID-19 economic recovery

The Greater Vernon Chamber of Commerce’s general manager Dan Proulx, left, hosted a virtual Official Opposition town hall meeting with Shadow Cabinet Minister Small Business Pat Kelly, right, and North Okanagan-Shuswap MP Mel Arnold March 3, 2021. (Screenshot)
Protesters stood outside the Vernon Courts Thursday, March 4, 2021, as a Curtis Wayne Sagmoen matter came before the courts once again. (Brendan Shykora - Vernon Morning Star)

UPDATE: Sagmoen to make plea in two weeks for cop assault charge

The offence allegedly took place on Oct. 29 in Spallumcheen

Protesters stood outside the Vernon Courts Thursday, March 4, 2021, as a Curtis Wayne Sagmoen matter came before the courts once again. (Brendan Shykora - Vernon Morning Star)
An off-duty Vernon Taxi driver got a 24-hour licence suspension, vehicle towed, after failing a standardized field sobriety test around 1:40 a.m. Tuesday, March 2, 2021. (John E Green - Facebook)

Vernon Taxi towed after driver suspected impaired

Off-duty cab towed from McDonald’s drive-thru early Tuesday morning

An off-duty Vernon Taxi driver got a 24-hour licence suspension, vehicle towed, after failing a standardized field sobriety test around 1:40 a.m. Tuesday, March 2, 2021. (John E Green - Facebook)